Most seniors tell us that they want to stay at home. But sometimes that is not possible. The reasons for moving to a community might be safety concerns, need for socialization, dietary concerns, declining physical or mental health, wanting to live without worrying about home, car or yard maintenance or simply needing more help.
Assisted Living Options in Columbia, SC and Surrounding Areas
There are over 60 Assisted Living Communities in the Midlands. In addition there are nursing homes (Skilled Nursing Facilities with Long Term or Short Term Care Options), Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Independent Living and Senior Apartments. Some allow pets, others do not. Some facilities are secure, others are not. With so many choices, families need help choosing the right community for their loved ones.
What is Assisted Living?
An assisted living community provides care for people who need some help with activities of daily living, yet who wish to remain as independent as possible. These communities bridge the gap between independent living and nursing homes. Residents in assisted living communities aren’t able to live by themselves, but they don’t require constant care. Medical care is limited in an assisted living community and the rules here in South Carolina are different than those in other states. Residents are assessed when they move into the community so the community can develop an individualized service plan to ensure that the senior get the best care possible.
What kind of care do people get in Assisted Living?
Residents may suffer from memory disorders, various diseases, or simply need help with mobility, incontinence or other challenges. Assisted living is appropriate for anyone who can no longer manage to live on their own but doesn’t require medical care.
What kind of assisted living communities are available in Columbia and Lexington?
The communities range in size from high rises to classic Victorians. Rooms vary from studios to one and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. Many families are surprised to find the wide range of choices available in our area.
How do I know what type of community my loved one needs?
The best way is to give us a call (803) 667-4400. We want to know what is going on with your loved one BEFORE we make a recommendation. That way you don’t end up running all over town looking at the wrong type of communities or communities that are not in your budget.
I had an emergency situation with my parents in another state and I needed to move them here to Columbia closer to me. Charlene helped me find the right place then and she is still there to help me as my parents care needs change!